"....Poignant.... Readers learn about [Jamie's] devastating loss and recovery from a tragic event....The affecting ending, which reveals a more vulnerable Jamie behind the guise of his humor, celebrates Jamie's resilient spirit."―Kirkus Reviews
"Play[s] readers' heartstrings like a banjo... In all, a brimming bucket of bada-bing!"
Praise for I Even Funnier:
"The wisecrack-laced narrative is enhanced by lots of pen-and-ink cartoons with added dialogue."―Booklist
"Patterson and Grabenstein pay homage to the timeless comedy of Abbott and Costello, Groucho Marx, and other greats, while introducing new jokes that speak directly to the middle school experience. "―School Library Journal